Associations to the word «Quotation»


QUOTATION, noun. A fragment of a human expression that is repeated exactly by somebody else. Most often a quotation is taken from literature or speech, but scenes from a movie, elements of a painting, a passage of music, etc., may be quoted.
QUOTATION, noun. The act of naming a price; the price that has been quoted.
QUOTATION DASH, noun. A dash used to introduce a line of dialogue.
QUOTATION DASHES, noun. Plural of quotation dash
QUOTATION MARK, noun. (UK) One of a pair of quotation marks used to denote a quotation in writing. The symbol used at the beginning of the quotation ("opening quotation mark") is usually “ ("open inverted commas") or ‘ ("open inverted comma"), and the symbol at the end ("closing quotation mark") is ” ("close inverted commas") or ’ ("close inverted comma").
QUOTATION MARK, noun. (North America) One of a pair of quotation marks used to denote a quotation in writing. The same symbol is now typically used at both the beginning and the end of the quotation, which is usually the "double quotes" or "straight quotes" symbol ", although the "single quote" or "straight quote" symbol ' is sometimes used, especially to denote a quotation within a quotation.
QUOTATION MARKS, noun. Symbols used to denote a quotation in writing, written at the beginning and end of the quotation. The symbols vary across languages, and slightly different marks may sometimes be used at the beginning and end of the quotation. See below and quotation mark for the symbols used in the English language, which vary between the United Kingdom and North America.

Dictionary definition

QUOTATION, noun. A short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; "the student's essay failed to list several important citations"; "the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"; "the article includes mention of similar clinical cases".
QUOTATION, noun. A passage or expression that is quoted or cited.
QUOTATION, noun. A statement of the current market price of a security or commodity.
QUOTATION, noun. The practice of quoting from books or plays etc.; "since he lacks originality he must rely on quotation".

Wise words

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